Every week, EW’s music staff takes a hard listen to the biggest new tracks and offers up our unfiltered opinions. Read on for reviews of new tracks by Sia, Miguel, DJ Khaled, and more.
Sia ft. Diplo, “Waving Goodbye”
As she proved on This Is Acting—a collection of reject tracks penned for other artists—Sia’s titanic vocals can transform almost anything into an anthem. Her signature trill sounds particularly epic on “Waving Goodbye,” a Diplo-assisted single from Neon Demon’s soundtrack. On it, the Aussie powerhouse triumphantly breaks a bad lover’s heart, practically forcing Diplo’s surging production to take a backseat in the process. A- —Dana Getz
Schoolboy Q, “By Any Means”
After recovering from the wrath of Lemonade, Jay Z has put out new music in the form of guest verses on tracks from Pusha T and Fat Joe. And on DJ Khaled’s “I Got the Keys,” Jay takes center stage while Khaled and Future become his glorified hype men. The hip-hop legend too often finds himself spitting his usual spiel about how great his life is, especially considering that his best material comes when he gets more aggressive with lyrics like, “N—- always asking me the key/’Til you own your own you can’t be free/’Til you’re on your own you can’t be me/How we still slaves in 2016?” B –Derek Lawrence